Graduate School of Education - George Mason University
Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

Our Graduate School of Education is the alma mater for one third of teachers and administrators in Northern Virginia’s world-class school systems. Each year, more than 3,000 graduate students enroll in our innovative academic programs, which include advanced study for teachers and school leaders, instructional design and technology, and a renowned PhD in Education program that is among the largest in the country.

School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

SPSY 672: Schools as Systems Practicum in School Psychology

Important: For the most up-to-date information, refer to the official George Mason Course Catalog

General Information

Credit hours: 3


Provides contextual understanding of how districts, schools and classrooms operate; job responsibilities of the school psychologist; role of colleagues in the schools; special education process; various team structures and functioning; MTSS implementation; systems-level initiatives; organizational change; program evaluation; and use of data for school/student improvement. Requires semester-long practicum in the schools shadowing a school psychologist, and weekly class meetings. Offered by Graduate School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: SPSY 671
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Graduate.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Psychology.

Enrollment limited to students in the Education Human Development college.

Schedule Type: Internship
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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